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by Barbara A. Schmidt-French

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  • ISBN 0813545889
  • ISBN13 978-0813545882
  • Language English
  • Author Barbara A. Schmidt-French
  • Publisher Rutgers University Press; None ed. edition (August 31, 2009)
  • Pages 176
  • Formats doc lrf lit rtf
  • Category Math
  • Subcategory Biological Sciences
  • Size ePub 1756 kb
  • Size Fb2 1259 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 333

Bat biologist Barbara A. Schmidt-French and writer Carol A. Butler offer a compendium of insightful facts about bats in this accessible and expertly written question-and-answer volume. Numbering more than one thousand species in our world today, bats in the wild are generally unthreatening. Like most other mammals, bats are curious, affectionate, and even playful with one another.

Highly beneficial animals, bats are critical to global ecological, economic, and public health. Do Bats Drink Blood? illuminates the role bats play in the ecosystem, their complex social behavior, and how they glide through the night sky using their acute hearingùecholocation skills that have helped in the development of navigational aids for the blind. Personal in voice with the perspective of a skilled bat researcher, this book explores wideranging topics as well as common questions people have about bats, providing a trove of fascinating facts.

Featuring rare color and black-and-white photographs, including some by renowned biologist, photographer, and author Merlin Tuttle, Do Bats Drink Blood? provides a comprehensive resource for general readers, students, teachers, zoo and museum enthusiasts, farmers and orchardists, or anyone who may encounter or be fascinated by these extraordinary animals.


Numbering more than one thousand species in our world today, bats in the wild are generally unthreatening. Like most other mammals, bats are curious, affectionate, and even playful with one another. Highly beneficial animals, bats are critical to global ecological, economic, and public health.

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By Barbara . chmidtFrench and, Carol . utler. New Brunswick (New Jersey): Rutgers University Press. xiii 155 p. 8 p. il. index. 9780813545875 (hc); 9780813545882 (pb). Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

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Fascinating Answers to Questions about Bats. by Carol A. Butler and Barbara A. Schmidt-French. Numbering more than one thousand species in our world today, bats in the wild are generally unthreatening.

French, Barbara A. Schmidt. Publication, Distribution, et. New Brunswick, . Rutgers University Press, (c)2009. Series Statement: Animal Q&A : fascinating answers to questions about animals. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Personal Name: Butler, Carol . 1943-. Uniform Title: Animal Q & A. Rubrics: Bats Miscellanea. von Eduard Winter by Hrsg.

Highly beneficial animals, bats are critical to global ecological, economic.

Numbering more than one thousand species in our world today, bats in the wild are generally unthreatening.

Most bats eat insects and are called insectivores. There are even bats that drink blood. These are called vampire bats. To get blood, vampire bats make a small cut in a sleeping animals skin and lap up a little bit of blood

Most bats eat insects and are called insectivores. These bats like to eat beetles, moths, mosquitoes, and more. And they sure do eat a lot of insects. There are only 3 types of vampire bats and they all live in Central and South America. To get blood, vampire bats make a small cut in a sleeping animals skin and lap up a little bit of blood. Vampire bats only need about 2 teaspoons of blood a day – that's such a small amount that often times the cow or sheep doesn't even wake up while the bat is feeding.

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Wafi
Really enjoyed this book....Well written and lots of good information that could be understood by most readers. Not so sure about the title? A better title might have been Fascinating answers to questions about bats. Just as the subject material review implies.
Naktilar
Product arrived in excellent condition and ahead of the expected delivery date. Great Service. Would highly recommend.
Kekinos
For a long time I avoided books in a question-and-answer format, but tried a couple and found they may have lots of solid information that doesn't require reading a tome. So, I decided to read this book, bats being an interest of mine. This is a short book, a fast read and it's a good summary of bats, their biology and behaviors. With some 1,400 species the book can mention only a few in detail (the 1,400 is a detail from the book!). The organization is good and the writing is very good. There is a section of color photos at the end, quite well done but there could be more. There are a number of photos in the text, as well.

Here's some things that the book left with me. One bat is known to have lived to 41 in the wild (banded), 6 species to 30+ years old and 22 more at 20+ years. The "bumblebee bat" AKA Kitti's hog-nosed bat weighs about the same as a US penny; there are some fruit bats that top the scales at three pounds, and may appear on the dinner menu in some parts of the world. The banana bat lives inside furled banana leaves. Vampire bats need about two tablespoons of blood a day. The African false vampire bat can hear a beetle walking in sand from six feet away--one wonders who found out that detail.

Intriguing is evidence that bats can in effect say things to each other (of the same species, that is) and appear to have enough intelligence to cope with changes in their environment. The book didn't mention it in any detail but bats apparently can learn.

The sheer variety is wonderful. Some bats eat fish, using echolocation to detect ripples in the water surface--and some bats can swim. The book notes that a fruit bat can peel a mango--and has a photo of a bat enjoying the fruit. Then there are African wooly bats that may live in webs of colonial spiders.

Note that this is not a children's book but teens with an interest in nature would probably like it.